Hi, I'm Michael Morrison! Welcome to the Morrison Minute where we focus on personal development and business coaching. Today, we're going to focus on the small business owner. Because you see, on the internet, there's this cliché - are you working “in” the business or are you working “on” the business. Let me explain.
I know of this successful printing company where there were several business owners and they had a business coach, fully staffed, sixty to seventy employees. They had positions within the company like press operator, bindery operator, IT Department, HR department, etcetera, etcetera. One day, in the business owners meeting, the coach asked each one, “what did you focus on this past week?” First business owner says, “business development.” The second business owner says, “operations.” The third one says, “well, I got stuck working in production, cutting paper.”
You see, in the printing industry, printers print on big sheets of paper and then they get cut down to size to deliver to the customer. FYI.
The business coach says, “what does that position, paper cutter typically pay.” The business owner says, “ooh, typically ten to fifteen dollars an hour.” The business coach jumps out of his seat and says, (knowing that this business owner, makes a business owner salary) and he says, “do you realize you are the most expensive paper cutter not just in your region but probably the world?”
You see that's working “in” the business. Working “on” the business is growth, strategies, working on your mission, carrying out your purpose of the company, community development, connections, etcetera, etcetera.
If you’re a small business owner stuck working “in” the business, and, you'd love to work “on” the business, let's have coffee and chat. And if you'd like more personal development skills and more business coaching skills, sign up for more Morrison Minute. I'd love to see you again!